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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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Boeing, Intrepid Aviation announce first 777-300ER order

Posted  July 16, 2014

Boeing and Intrepid Aviation July 15 announced the leasing company’s first direct Boeing order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $1.9 billion at current list prices. Intrepid also has the option to purchase an additional four 777s. If all options are exercised, the value of the announcement could reach more than $3.2 billion at…

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Outer space to inner space: SOFIA inside Lufthansa Technik hangar

Posted  July 16, 2014

NASA photograph by Jeff Doughty NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is shown inside the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Hamburg, Germany where it is beginning its decadal inspection. Flight, aircraft maintenance and science personnel from NASA’s Armstrong and Ames research centers are working alongside Lufthansa’s 747SP specialists to perform a wide range of inspections and…

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NASA seeks proposals for Europa mission science instruments

Posted  July 16, 2014

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech, and SETI Institute Compiled from NASAís Galileo spacecraft data, this colorized surface image of Europa shows the blue-white terrains which indicate relatively pure water ice. Scientists are very interested in these features because they may offer a way to investigate the habitability of the moonís interior ocean. NASA has issued an…

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Boeing, CIT Group announce order for 10 additional 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted  July 16, 2014

Boeing and CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance, announced July 15 that CIT Aerospace has placed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $2.5 billion at current list prices. This brings the leasing company’s total 787 orders to 20, including 16 787-9s.   “We are pleased to place this order for 10…

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Dragons in the Mojave Desert

Posted  July 16, 2014

Aviation affiliated families from Europe and Canada have been coming to the Antelope Valley for quite some time to pursue careers and education at The Mojave National Test Pilot School and USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, but what about family members who accompany them?

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

Posted  July 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets a 33rd Fighter Wing Airman July 10, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Hagel visited the base to tour the wing and the F-35 Lightning II integrated training center. While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying,…

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GA-ASI demonstrates Predator-system interoperability

Posted  July 16, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, July 15 announced its successful participation in NATO’s Unified Vision Trial at Ørland Main Air Station in Brekstad, Norway, May 19-28.

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NASA announces early career faculty space tech research grants

Posted  July 16, 2014

NASA has selected seven university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs for America’s space program. The selected proposals for unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies will address challenges in robotic mobility when traversing extreme terrain, in developing lightweight and multifunctional materials and structures, and in lowering the…

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Robots camp at Joe Walker Middle School

Posted  July 16, 2014

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Nate Mohun, Jeffrey Hager, Cesar Ramirez and Natalie Othoa disassemble a robot during robotics summer camp at Joe Walker Middle School. Many students say the program brought them out of their shell and gave them confidence. Joe Walker Middle School held its week long robotics summer camp June 23-28 where…

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NASA Armstrong recalls first moon landing, preps for ‘next giant leap’

Posted  July 16, 2014

After making the 240,000-mile journey to the moon cruising through open space, the last 300 feet down to landing represented the most difficult and dangerous part of the Apollo missions.

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